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Healthy post-workout meal ideas and tips

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In order to make the best out of your fitness routine and help you achieve your fitness goals, it’s important to eat the right foods not just before a workout but also after it.

During a workout, your body uses up calories that it had stored up. Eating the right foods after a workout will help you replace the nutrients you used up and also help you recover faster.

Useful information

  • Eat as soon as possible. Avoid prolonging the time between your workout and next meal. Healthline recommends eating within 45 minutes.
  • Proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats are very important. Ensure you eat healthy proteins. After your workout you are permitted to eat slow-burning carbohydrates. Healthy fats come from nuts, avocado and nut butters.
  • Drink up. Ensure you drink enough to replenish the fluid you lost while working out. Keep drinking water throughout the day to ensure you don’t get dehydrated.
Eating well after a workout will help you reach your fitness goals

Post-workout snacks and meals

Bearing this in mind, here are a few ideas of healthy snacks and meals you can eat after your workout.

Peanut butter on toast

Use whole wheat bread and add a banana for extra carbs and potassium.

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A green smoothie is a whole meal in liquid form

Hard boiled eggs

One or two hardboiled eggs on whole wheat toast.

Green smoothie

A smoothie contains important nutrients that will help you recover after your workout. Pack it with proteins from yoghurt, milk or a doctor-approved protein powder.

Ensure you drink plenty of fluid after a workout

Omelette

Pack it with vegetables of your choice and serve with avocado and some roasted potatoes.

Fish or chicken

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Bake instead of fry your fish or chicken and serve with vegetables like spinach and a healthy source of carbohydrates.

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